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RE: Matching overdub volumes on RC-20XL
from what I know of the non XL version of the loopstation
the first two buttons on the RIGHT set the in going gain structure, I.E.
instument should be set so that it dosnt clip very often same for the mic
this is so the ingoing signal can be processed correctly and so it is not
too loud or too quiet, the knob on the furthest LEFT however marked output
should be thought of as a kind of "blend control" at its minimum you get
loop and pure guitar , at its max ou get a very loud loop and no guitar if
you set it at twelve oclock you get an equal blend (bare in mind this is
tandem with the input gain structure, if you recorded a loop with little
gain then overdubbed with a louder input signal, it would appeare louder
hope this makes sense
>From: "M.C. Skwayrd" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Matching overdub volumes on RC-20XL
>Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 00:45:56 -0700 (PDT)
>Hi, I just bought a Boss/Roland RC-20XL. It's a nice
>unit with basic features, and 16 minutes of recording
>One thing I'm confused about, however --- and can't
>find ANY discussion on in the manual or on Roland's
>website --- is how to adjust the volume at which the
>newly overdubbed "phrase" gets added to the mix.
>You'd think it would just get added at whatever volume
>you actually played it at! (i.e. the volume you just
>heard it at when you played it...) But no, the volume
>is generally lower upon playback, sometimes way lower.
> The volume of the "instrument I'm playing right now"
>is adjusted with one knob, and the volume of the loop
>is set by another...
>Okay, case in point: the unit has some fun
>pre-recorded loops set by the factory (some heavy
>metal licks and some funk riffs). I can play along
>with these and hear myself fine while playing, but if
>I try to overdub onto one of these tracks and add
>something of my own to it, I cannot hear (or can
>barely hear) my overdubbed playing in the mix. What's
>going on here? And how do I adjust the mix?
>(Presumably the pre-recorded tracks were recorded at
>some amazingly high volume, but...if I can hear my
>guitar while I'm playing, I ought to be able to hear
>it once recorded...)
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